I’m glad to see that someone else uses embroidery floss for
kumihimo. I’m currently living in “central Bugtussle”, where most
craft supplies must be mail ordered. Embroidery floss is my only
locally available choice.
How do you incorporate this into jewelry ? I dabble with
Kumihimo as I do with lots of techiniques. I would like to
produce cords that will coordinate colors (or pattern) with
feature beads/stones. So far, my best use of the marudai has
been for demonstration. I took my maridai to the second day of a
long, slow crafts show and it really helped. Braiding gave me
something to concentrate on and was a great conversation starter.
If I ever make pieces for sale, the demo will help enormously.
Lastly, I got a LONG length of braid done. My kids never let me
concentrate that much…